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Following the Coronavirus

Ohio County Orange on COVID-19 Map for the First Time in Weeks

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department said there were 19 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday in the county. That brings the total cases to 3,195 with 57 deaths in Ohio County. Meanwhile, for the first time in weeks, Ohio County moved from the red designation on the state Department of ...

Ohio County Schools to return to class Tuesday with hybrid learning model

The Ohio County Board of Education Friday approved a plan to return students to the classroom two days a week as West Virginia re-opens schools starting Tuesday. Superintendent Kim Miller outlined the plan, which will see, starting Tuesday, students in grades pre-kindergarten through 8 who ...

West Virginia Lowering COVID Vaccination Age Limit to 70 and Older

Two major announcements came out of Gov. Jim Justice's COVID-19 pandemic briefing Wednesday morning. The governor announced effective Wednesday the age for vaccinations will drop from 80 and older to 70 and older. The goal is to get to residents 65 and older as soon as possible, maybe next ...

Justice: Games for high school winter sports can begin March 3

Monday, Gov. Jim Justice said, following conversations with the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission and his medical experts, that winter sports -- basketball, swimming and wrestling -- could begin practice on Feb. 14, with games getting underway March 3. The start of ...

California COVID Situation Desperate, Hope Dwindles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California desperately needs more medical workers at facilities swamped by coronavirus patients, but almost no help is coming from a volunteer program that Gov. Gavin Newsom created at the start of the pandemic. An army of 95,000 initially raised their hands, and ...

Wheeling Hospital Issues New Visitation Restrictions

Wheeling Hospital announced Wednesday that, starting Friday, visitation will be further restricted at the hospital due to the COVID-19 surge. There will be no visitation to floors 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Tower 5 or to the intensive care unit. In addition, visitation to cardiovascular stepdown, the ...

All Appointments for 2nd Round of Ohio County COVID Vaccinations Now Full

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced Wednesday morning that all appointment spots for its second round of COVID-19 vaccinations for residents 80 and older are now full. The department is holding vaccine clinics daily starting Wednesday until Jan. 14 at the department's office at ...

Mass Text on Wednesday Ohio County Vaccination Clinic Contains False Info

A mass text on the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department's Wednesday COVID-19 vaccination clinic contains false information, the department announced Tuesday morning. The department was alerted Tuesday about a mass text announcement claiming residents age 80 and older did not need an ...

Ohio County Sets COVID Clinic for Residents 80-and-Older

Residents 80 and older will have their first chance for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, as the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department will hold a clinic from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. that day. The department has 100 doses to administer, and all vaccines will be given by appointment ...

95-year-old Ohio woman interrupts mask making by surviving COVID-19

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic began, Miriam Looker sprang into action at the behest of her stepson, a central Ohio doctor. Looker, 95, used her supply of quilting materials and soon was making up to 10 masks a day at her ...

Justice Looks Back at ‘Hard’ 2020, Expresses Optimism for 2021

CHARLESTON — The last 10 out of 12 months of 2020 were some of the most challenging of Jim Justice's tenure as Governor of West Virginia. But the longtime businessman sees good things in West Virginia's future, both for 2021 and beyond. While there have been many stormy seas since the start ...

Vaccinations Begin for 80 and Older

The Marshall County Health Department has set a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for those 80 and older for Monday. The clinic will be held at the Chevron Building at the Marshall County Fairgrounds, 12th Street in Moundsville. The department has 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to deliver to ...

Marshall County Health Department Sets COVID Vaccination Clinic for Monday

The Marshall County Health Department has set a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for those 80 and older for Monday. The clinic will be held at the Chevron Building at the Marshall County Fairgrounds, 12th Street in Moundsville. The department has 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to deliver to those ...

Vaccination Plan in the Works in Ohio County for Those 80 and Up

WHEELING — The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is putting together a measured plan to offer vaccines to those age 80 and older, the department’s administrator said. After Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that the state would now start giving vaccines to West Virginia residents ...

West Virginia Seniors Under 80 Wait for Word on Their Turn for a COVID Shot

CHARLESTON — Seniors waiting their turn for a COVID-19 vaccine said they were pleased to learn Wednesday that West Virginia is following federal guidelines on getting the vaccine to seniors most at risk for infection. David Barger and Connie Miller, residents of Teays Valley in Putnam ...

West Virginians Over 80 Moved Up in Vaccine Priority

CHARLESTON — West Virginians in the older, at-risk population for COVID-19 infection now will be able to get vaccinated starting with residents age 80 and older. Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that vaccinations for people in the general population ages 80 and older would be available ...

5 New COVID Deaths Reported Between Marshall, Ohio Counties

Between Marshall and Ohio counties, five new COVID-related deaths were reported Wednesday night. The Marshall County Health Department reported three new deaths in its Wednesday night update, while the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported two new deaths. That puts Marshall ...

Superintendent Miller Glad Younger OCS Students Can Return to Class

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools Superintendent Kim Miller said she is excited at least younger students soon will be returning to their classrooms. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday in-school learning for elementary and middle schools students will resume Jan. 19. High school ...

W.Va. School Students Returning To In-Person Classes in January

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday a plan to get West Virginia’s pre-K and K-12 students back into schools even as the state’s school re-entry map is mostly red and orange due to COVID-19 infections. During his Wednesday coronavirus briefing — his last of 2020 — ...